Appirio Introduces Worldwide Worker Experience Tour

Business executives, industry experts, and best-selling authors
discuss why employee disengagement is not just an HR issue

The seven-city tour stops in Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Boston,
New York, London, and Amsterdam

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The advent of digital technologies has quickly changed the way employees
want to work, and businesses have not caught up. As a result, nearly 70%
of U.S. workers report being actively disengaged or not engaged at all,
according to recent Gallup
. To help business leaders understand how to best serve
their employees and ultimately their customers Appirio,
a global cloud services company that creates next-generation Worker and
Customer Experiences, is launching the Appirio
Worker Experience Tour
. The worldwide series of events will feature
industry experts and thought leaders who will reveal proven employee
engagement techniques and solutions.

Sponsored by Cornerstone OnDemand, Dell Boomi, Google, Salesforce, and
Workday, the Appirio Worker Experience tour kicks off on April 28th in
Chicago, where Don Tapscott, CEO of the Tapscott Group, will be the
featured keynote speaker. Keynote speaker Micah Solomon, a customer
service thought leader, Customer Experience consultant, and best-selling
author, will kickoff the conferences in San Francisco, Atlanta, Boston,
and New York. Each location will also host a Worker Experience Success
Panel comprised of visionary business leaders who will share their
challenges and successes in driving a compelling Worker Experience.
Participating business leaders include:

  • Dan Towner, Vice President of Compensation and Human Resource
    Management System, Constellation Brands
  • Eric Dirst, President of DeVry Online Services, DeVry Education Group
  • Mary Leahy, Vice President of Human Resources, Talent Management
    Services, Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Tracy Kelly, Assistant Vice President of Shared Services, John Hancock
    Financial Services
  • Greg Daggett, Director of Commercial Strategy and Operations, North
    America, Stryker Neurovascular
  • Jill Aleshire, Vice President of HR Shared Services, Thrivent Financial
  • Ben Etheridge, Director of Finance Technology, UNUM
  • Chanda Pepping, Vice President of Finance Technology, UNUM
  • Dawn Mander, Vice President of Global Human Resources Management
    System, Warner Music Group

“In today’s technology driven world, all workers need to be empowered
with on-demand access to the right information and the ability to
effectively communicate with customers and colleagues in real-time,”
says Latane Conant, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Appirio. “Yet,
too many employees are still held back by legacy systems that were not
designed with today’s worker in mind. Our goal is to help the enterprise
understand the lasting impact a disengaged worker has on Customer
Experience and to showcase how this is more than just a Human Resources

At the Appirio Worker Experience Tour, companies can learn from industry
experts how to boost worker engagement and create powerful brand
advocates. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of the
return on investment from creating positive worker experiences, as well
as actionable insights that will help them tackle the ever-changing
digital landscape.

Leveraging cloud-based solutions from world-class partners such as
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cornerstone OnDemand, Dell Boomi, Google,
Salesforce, and Workday, Appirio works with customers from all over the
world to improve
the Worker Experience
and deliver exceptional
Customer Experience
. The Worker Experience Tour aims to showcase the
knowledge gained from these interactions and to help organizations
struggling with one or more of the 3 basic challenges of engaging the
next generation of workers:

  • Provide consumer-grade technology that speeds up work tasks and
    offers simple, easy-to use-platforms.
  • Understand and introduce new ways of working that better
    reflect the evolving realities of today’s diverse and globally
    distributed teams.
  • Eliminate barriers to information that keep leaders and their
    workforces from making well-informed, real-time decisions.

For free registration to an Appirio Worker Experience Tour event and a
complete list of speakers, please visit:

About Appirio
Appirio is a global services company that
helps customers create next-generation Worker and Customer Experiences
using the latest cloud technologies. Our free-thinking consultants
deliver unmatched customer value by creating actionable strategies,
delivering results quickly, and helping organizations adapt to a new
experience-driven era. We do this by harnessing the power of one of the
world’s largest crowdsourcing communities and thousands of pre-built
solution accelerators. Appirio is a trusted partner to some of the
world’s largest brands, including YP, Cardinal Health, Coca-Cola, eBay,
Facebook, Home Depot, Sony PlayStation, Moen, and IBM.


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